Archive Article: 2000/08/04

4 August 2000

Chris Gordons decision to surrender his tenancy at Middle Claydon Hill Farm, near

Buckingham, brought about a dispersal last weekend, and FW called in

This MF265 scraper tractor made £3000, the Ford a little more, but three farmers vying for the MF3085 pushed bidding to £10,680. "Better than expected," says auctioneer Bill Rawding.

The dairy herd was sold last year. The sheep flock – Suffolk Scotch Halfbreds – saw four-tooth ewes at £43/head. Mules, not the best for early lambing, were £35 each. Store lambs were a strong £27 apiece.

Smart set…1995-born Charolais sucklers with heifer calves at foot went at £850

and £920, a very good trade.

Vendor Chris Gordon, one of many county council tenants taking a golden handshake and retiring.

Enough said…

Well worked, but one punter paid £800 for the ATV.

Hands on…a Collins 25ft bale trailer made £1960 to a dealer.

Malcolm Wakeling of Abbott Anstey Reader sells this grain cleaner – an invited lot – at a straight £200.

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